We started out making a set of Refrigerator Magnets I had seen on Pinterest. The idea came from this blog: Ambrosia Girl. She provides a great tutorial, but I modified my method a little bit.
These are really easy to make. When you get started, you'll need to select a few photos that you want to print out small. You will also need:
-Magnets (You can find them at a Craft Store or the Craft Aisle at Wal-Mart for under $5)
-Acrylic Clear Spray Finish (optional...this just protects the pictures a little bit)
I did two different sizes: 1x1 and 2x2. I used PSE to reduce the size of the picture and then printed them out on 4x6 Photo Paper. If you have 8.5 x 11 photo paper you could print them all on one page. I didn't and didn't want to go buy anything else. I used the template on the Ambrosia Girl Blog to get a polaroid effect. She has full directions if you want the same look. When I was finished, I had something like this:
Next you want to use your glue stick and put glue all over the back of your picture.
Adhere it to a piece of white card stock like this:
I have a small paper cutter (purchased at Michael's for under $25) that I used to cut each of the photos out after I had glued them to the card stock. Trim all around the perimeter of your "polaroid" like this:
Once you have your picture cut out, it will be nice and small. Cut your magnet strips the approximate length of your picture like this:
Next, peel and stick the magnet to the back of your picture like this:
Finally, I sprayed a little of this all over the front of my pictures to protect them.
I ended up with all of these:
I tied them together with some string like this:
And stuck them on top of a jar of chocolate sugar scrub (3 T of Cocoa Powder, 1 T Vanilla, Brown Sugar and Olive oil until you reach the right consistency). The magnets work well for this since the jar has a metal lid! It looked like this:
I made a few extra and put them on our fridge. I love them!
Hope you do some for your fridge..easy and cheap!